Record-breaking day for Gatwick NATS

Gatwick has broken the world record for the most number of air traffic movements in one day for a single-runway airport.

The airport broke their own world record on 29 August when it handled a total of 906 air traffic movements – the equivalent of one aircraft every 63 seconds!

The previous record was 895, achieved in 2008.

Steve Anderson, NATS General Manager at Gatwick, said: “To achieve over 900 runway movements means everything has to be working in perfect sync – from optimising the order of arriving and departing flights through to fine tuning the arrival spacing. It’s something we have worked incredibly hard at over many years and the team can be rightfully proud of the service we provide.”

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